How Well Do Ultrasonic Cleaners Really Work?

hey what's up YouTube now it might look
a little bit different behind me here put a workbench back here in the corner
and I finally bolted down that vise it was rolling around on the ground for
like three years so nice to finally have that thing bolted down some more solid
alright what I'm working on today I'll be cleaning up all the hardware from the
CFD 50 now I saved all that for last because it is not much fun and cleaning
up bolts but then I remembered I had that little ultrasonic cleaner that I
haven't used in a while so I'm gonna run all that stuff through the cleaner and
see how it turns out for you guys that haven't seen this ultrasonic cleaner yet
just a cheap little Chinese unit off of Amazon I really haven't used it that
much so I can't give a whole lot of feedback on it so I've got it heated up
to 53 degrees Celsius and it's full of degreaser the degreaser I'm using is
called safe to clean when you guys sent it over for me to test out I believe
your name was Cole so I appreciate that man I haven't had the chance to test it
out yet but this is the perfect opportunity to try it along with the
ultrasonic cleaner I know some of you guys are probably wondering how I
organized all the hardware off this bike so as I was pulling it off I just
dropped it into ziplock bags that were labeled I've got them marked fork from
brakes flywheel side the engine subframe air box intake manifold miscellaneous
plastics list goes on and on so just a simple straightforward way of keeping
track of the hardware so the first batch is gonna be the dirtiest set of hardware
just take a look here I'm thinking it's gonna be rear brakes this stuff is
looking kind of nasty no I wish I had a little basket to drop the stuff in to it
before I put it into the cleaner I don't so it's just gonna have to go straight
into the degreaser before I drop it in though let's take a closer look at this
stuff see how dirty it is before I start cleaning it all right into the tank they go I'm just
gonna set this thing for five minutes the five minutes is up I'm excited to
see how this stuff turned out oh boy that's pretty impressive stuff actually
looks really good definitely exceeded my expectations all right time for batch
number two the stuff in the miscellaneous bag is pretty disgusting
as well I'm gonna drop all this in a cleaner and let it do its work I am
really happy with how this set of parts turned out as well so I'll be checking
back in a minute once I have all this Hardware cleaned up all right guys I've
got all the hardware cleaned up and this stuff turned out really good
pretty stoked with the job that the ultrasonic cleaner did you will not find
a speck of dirt on this stuff so I was digging around through the bins
that this bike came with and I found a bunch more hardware and the exhaust
valve parts so in particular I want to try running these exhaust spell pieces
through the ultrasonic cleaner and see what the result is right now they're
pretty caked in carbon buildup I'm just gonna dump this whole bin right into the
cleaner here and since these parts are pretty dirty I'm gonna set it for ten
minutes well guys it's the moment of truth
really really hoping these exhaust flaps cleaned up they still got some carbon
buildup on it so I might need to give it a little bit of help and scrape some of
this off and run it for another ten minutes I guess it shouldn't be
surprising that the ultrasonic cleaner didn't rip all this carbon off this
stuff is usually stuck on really good after another ten minutes this is what
these parts are looking like for the most part everything looks pretty good
but the exhaust valve flaps still have some carbon buildup left on them I'm
thinking this stuff is this gonna have to be cleaned up by hand so here is what
I'm gonna do with these exhaust valve flaps got the buffer motor over here
with the scotch brite wheel mounted up on it which these wheels are available
over on my website link is down in the description just gonna buff these things
out and see if I can get rid of the rest of the carbon buildup the scotch-brite definitely did the
trick something every single one you guys
needs if you're gonna be doing any sort of clean-up on your bike I mean look at
this stuff turned out absolutely beautiful all right I've got one last
batch of dirty parts here and then I'm all done with hardware this stuff is
pretty disgusting drop it into the tank and let it soak for a good 15 or 20
minutes once again the ultrasonic cleaner pulled through and after 20
minutes this stuff turned out amazing one last thing just for the heck of it
I've got these old bearings and seals here that are packed in grease gonna run
these through the cleaner and put it to the true test the 20 minutes is up and
let's take a peek inside overall looks like they're pretty clean
still some grease inside the bearings of course but at the very least I think the
ultrasonic cleaner loosened that stuff up and once I hose these parts off
should come out a little bit cleaner pretty impressive results whatever the
ultrasonic cleaner didn't remove it at least loosened up and the rest of the
grease came off when I hosed the parts off with warm water I'm sorry guys I
lied to you I said I was done with the ultrasonic cleaner for today but I have
the carburetor off this bike torn apart right now and I figured while I'm at it
why not clean this thing up as well so the carburetor body only fits halfway
into the tank and I don't know if this is gonna work or not but I'm gonna flip
the carburetor around after one run and see if that does the trick I'm not sure
if the ultrasonic cleaner is gonna work quite as well with the lid off though
definitely did not disappoint once again this carburetor is looking flawless so
I've been quite surprised with how well the ultrasonic cleaner has been working
I'll put the link to the exact cleaner I bought down in the description and if
you're gonna buy one please use that link I really appreciate you all
watching the video and stay tuned the next video coming out within a few days
I've got something really cool coming your way
I will see you there take care everyone you